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Endless Books: 8 Weeks
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I’m seeking top surgery in October and I must pay in full by the end of September. Anything helps!
The last time I sought funds for surgery (which obviously did not happen), it was because my savings had been depleted by my son’s medical issues. Now, I have more time to save but my expenses have nearly doubled and any help is appreciated. I have put my own needs to the side in order to better serve my family but this is something that is rapidly becoming unbearable.
As I did last time, I am more than willing to offer my writing talents or work out any other type of trade. Just message me and we can work something out.
IF THIS GETS TO 2000 NOTES I WILL DO A GIVEAWAY FOR EVERYONE WHO REBLOGS IT AND GIVEAWAY MY PS3 AND THE MASS EFFECT TRILOGY
white people can walk around with assault rifles in a fucking public store but the moment they see a poc’s skin they clutch their purses or lock their car doors
Because people head off to Target with AK47s around their necks right? Lol. This site never fails to amaze me.
please make murica illegal
Today I put my hand in my backpack and felt a stress ball and I was like “oh? I have a stress ball?” and I squeezed it and it was a pear and it exploded and now I’m much more stressed than I was earlier :/
As promised, here are some pictures of Lyalya’s first walk outside! Look at the bushy little squirrel tail :D the sandpit was her favorite spot! She was extremely excited and threw sand all over the place
this is a fucking squirrel. this is a fucking squirrel with a cat’s head. who is responsible for this
At only 12 years old, Charlotte Ponce has already conquered what sounds like the impossible. After losing her ear and other parts of her face in an accident when she was a baby, Charlotte now has a new ear — one she grew in her arm.
Charlotte and her adoptive parents eventually sought out reconstructive surgery options, meeting with Dr. Kongkrit Chaiyasate, a plastic surgeon at Michigan’s Beaumont Children’s Hospital. He filled in Charlotte’s cheek and constructed a new nose using cartilage and skin from other parts of her body. The toughest obstacle, however, was figuring out how to replace her missing ear.
So the doctor decided to grow Charlotte a new ear — in her arm. Using her own rib cartilage, he shaped Charlotte a new ear and sewed it into her arm to allow skin to grow around the ear frame.
Three months after creating the ear, Charlotte underwent an eight-hour surgery to remove the ear from her arm and attach it to her head. He also inserted a tube in the center of the new ear that acts as an ear canal, completely restoring Charlotte’s hearing.
—She also had to have work on her cheek, mouth, and nose, but the ear was the only part that had to be grown on her arm.
heres a fun fact that shows a lot about me: im pretty allergic to bananas but didn’t know it at all growing up until one day when i was like 17 i was like “man, i love bananas. theyre always so tangy and make ur mouth all tingly” and my friend was like “thats. definitley not what a banana is supposed to be like” one doctors trip later, turns out im fucking allergic to bananas.
American Claims Disputed Region of Northeastern Africa For His Daughter.
An American national from Abingdon, Virginia, one Jeremiah Heaton, has reportedly trekked to an area between Egypt and Sudan to claim the disputed region for his 7-year-old daughter so that she could be a real-life princess.
Apparently, his daughter Emily has a fixation with princess and in order to satisfy her fantasy of some day being royalty, Heaton carried out some research and happened upon an area known as Bir Tawil. The region remains officially unclaimed as it has long been disputed by both Egypt and Sudan. With that, Heaton got permission from the Egyptian government to travel to the area in June where he then planted the flag of the ‘Heaton Kingdom’ on the unclaimed piece of land. which now makes her “Princess Emily of the Kingdom of North Sudan” - a name Heaton and his family came up with.
About the process, Heaton said, “I feel confident in the claim we’ve made,” Heaton said. “That’s the exact same process that has been done for thousands of years. The exception is this nation was claimed for love.” He also said that he does intend to “pursue formal recognition with African nations”, starting with Egypt and Sudan.
What does he plan to do with the area? Heaton says his three children will be the facilitators of the area and have expressed wanting to “turn North Sudan into an agricultural hub for the area.”
At the moment, he has no political control over the area - at least not until he gets legal recognition from the United Nations and other neighbouring countries. The area has been the subject of various claims and is also partially inhabited by local populations such as the Bedoiun which could result in further disputes. But Heaton believes that because he trekked to the area, did so out of love and wants to turn the area into a “a nation with a clear purpose of helping other people”, his claim will be well received by other nations.
guess white people still aren’t done stealing land from poc groups
white people say racism is over yet theyre ready to keep colonizing poc territory just so their spoiled little girl can be a ~real princess~
like dont you dare tell me it aint white privilege when some random white guy can just come over and say “this is mine” on a land hes never been on before
I’m sorry if you disagree with me friends, but isn’t this how the world has been working for thousands of years? Even before white people started doing this, POCs even trekked over to land they wanted an claimed it as theirs. Rome, Alexander the Great, the Ottoman Empire. And you guys are all focusing on the fact that he’s white, what about the positive things he said? He wants to improve life in that area to the best of his ability. And he is trying to gain legal control and he is also discussing this with the countries involved. This means that ANYONE could have gone after the land in a legal and political manner. It could have even been a POC. He just has to get recognized by the United Nations.
Yep. It COULD have been a POC. But it wasn’t. It was some random white guy who just went there colonialist-style to plant his flag and claim this land as his. He’d never been there before. He has no RIGHT to own this place. POC groups don’t need that white hero bullshit. Just because he says he’s gonna do good shit with that land, which he has yet to prove, doesn’t make this justified. And you can’t excuse this by saying it was how the world worked in ancient fucking times. Some religions used to make human sacrifices so I guess I can just grab my little sister and sacrifice her to the gods because some oldass cult used to do it. I’m from a city that had one of the biggest slave harbors during the slave trade period so I guess it’s only natural for me to kidnap people and make them my slaves because it’s always how people did it in my city right? Fuck that shit. Give land back to POC. Stop letting white people take land they have no right on because they want to satisfy their childish fucking dreams of being royalty.
i’m from this area (north sudan) and this guys claims are complete bullshit. bir tawil is a barren desert. there’s no way he can turn it into an “agricultural production center”. it’s not possible. the land isn’t fertile. it’s not possible to turn desert into a garden.
plus the ababda tribe already lives there. if he took this land and claimed it as his own and planned to turn this desert into an agricultural hub (which i have no doubt is probably a lie) he’d have to kick this tribe out of their homes which would inevitably kill them.
he has no consideration for the people of egypt and sudan and it’s complete bullshit that he thinks we’d support what he’s doing. he can’t come on sudanese land and strip it from the country and the people because his “daughter wants to be a princess”.
everything about this story is horrible and wrong and this man is an inconsiderate douchebag.
heteronormativity for dummies or, “why homophobes aren’t the only problem”
bruno mars calm down
All of the incredibles represent a disorder:
Violet - anxiety
Dash - ADHD
Mr Incredible - too strong
Mother Incredible - ???
Baby - exploding child
i swear, sometimes i just want to quit this website because of how ignorant some people are